- Private tours are offered daily.
- Small group tours are offered on select Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from April 1 - October 31, 2022
- Louvre Museum
- 3 hours with a Ph.D. or MA-level guide
- Please Note: Our team will pre-purchase timed admission tickets on behalf of your party. However, due to enhanced COVID-19 safety precautions at this venue, there will be a mandatory security line that we must wait in together.
Our final topic of discussion will be the famous Mona Lisa and the mysteries behind her smile.
Throughout the whole tour, our art historian will curate our visit, selecting a mixture of famous and lesser-known works and crafting a narrative around our interests and questions. We’ll discuss anything from perspective in the late medieval era, to the Baroque period, to issues of powers and politics as expressed by court painters, and more.
Disclaimer: If your group is 7 or more people, please note you must add the group reservation fee at check out. The Louvre requires this fee along with headsets for larger groups.
Traveling to Paris with children? You may enjoy our Louvre for Kids Tour.
Yes, the Louvre requires special reservations for groups larger than 6. Please add the reservation fee at checkout if you are traveling with 7 or more people.
- Tickets are dated, timed, and named
- Enter via a special entrance, using the line for ticket holders with a timeslot [please note: all visitors are subject to security screening and crowd control measures at Louvre Museum management discretion]
- If you leave the museum, you will not be allowed back in with the same ticket
- Please note that a Photo ID will be required on the day of your tour, due to entrance policies at the venue.
Susan Taylor Leduc received her PhD in art history from the University of Pennsylvania in 1990. After working for the Center for Advanced Studies in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. she moved to Paris and has worked as a professor, freelance curator and tour guide. As an independent scholar she has studied the gardens of Versailles in the 18th century and the interconnections between gardens and gastronomy. Her newest book on Marie Antoinette will be published in October.
Marie Theres is a painter who has made Paris her home for more than two decades. She works in her studio in Montmartre and shows her paintings in galleries in Europe and the United States. She studied history at the University of Cologne, Germany and painting at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia before coming to Paris to study art history at the Ecole de Louvre. Her knowledge of art history is enhanced by her practical painting experience. Beyond a purely academic approach, this enables her to convey the emotional dimension of the artwork and to focus attention on the act of creation. She loves to share her passion for art and painting and is fascinated by the 19th-century artistic heritage of Paris, its art movements, and urbanism.
Born and raised abroad, mostly in Asia, Lorraine discovered Paris intimately while studying art history at Ecole du Louvre, a school which holds most of its classes directly in museums and monuments. After several years spent in NYC, getting her Master's degree in Modern Art at Columbia University and working at the Guggenheim Museum, she returned to her adopted city in 2008 to start a PhD. Currently specializing in the history of photography and visual culture, active member of the Laboratoire d'histoire visuelle contemporaine, Lorraine also works as a freelance art critic, teaches art history, and nurtures a few artistic projects of her own.
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